Jonathan Heasley is another offseason addition for the Orioles, acquired in December from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for pitcher Cesar Espinal. Heasley had a year to forget in 2023, posting a 7.20 ERA, 6.99 FIP, and 1.267 WHIP and allowing five home runs in 15 innings in the majors over 12 appearances.
That isn't ideal, but he also wasn't very good in Triple A either. With the Omaha Storm Chasers, Heasley had a 6.85 ERA and 1.616 WHIP while allowing 20 home runs and walking 45 hitters in 94 2/3 innings, making 15 starts and 17 relief appearances in Triple A.
Given that Heasley had noticeable struggles in both Triple A and the majors in both the rotation and the bullpen, it's hard to find a spot for him on the 40-man roster over perhaps a non-roster player who is more deserving of that spot. Perhaps the Orioles can work their magic again, but if they can free up a 40-man spot as well, it's definitely worth doing.